The purpose of this project is to document and publish a uniquely comprehensive report on the Northwest Palace of King Ashur-nasir-pal II (883-859 B.C.), preserved at Nimrud (ancient Assyria, today northeast Iraq), by bringing together, for the first time, all new, updated and extant materials and research using leading-edge computer graphics technologies, and to create a multimedia interactive educational and scholarly research tool with applications for colleges, universities, independent scholars, and museums.
Real-time 3D Animation
It is essential for VR-Archaeology applications to have detailed representations of the garments and ornaments of all ancient figures. The 3D model of the king was implemented using a mixed model of polygons and NURBS technique.
UB Virtual Site Museum Pictures
All the technical entities are integrated for a virtual museum in 3D Real-time Virtual Space.
UB Virtual Site Museum Videos
Realtime Videos: to be updated
Dr. T. Kesavadas (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
Dr. Samuel M. Paley (Dept. of Classics)
VR & Real-time Animation
Youngseok Kim (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
Dr. Donald Sanders (Learning Site Inc.)
UB Virtual Site Museum
IDESK at CCR | CAVE at NYSCEDII
 Kim, Y., Kesavadas, T. & Paley, S. M. "The UBVSM: Real-time Interactive Museum for the Northwest Palace in Iraq" Proceedings of Virtual Systems and MultiMedia; VSMM 2003 (pp. 54-61). Montreal, Canada: IEEE Computer Society.
 Kim, Y., Kesavadas, T., Paley, S. M. & Sanders, D. H. (2001). "Real-time animation of king Ashur-nasir-pal II (883-859BC) in the virtual recreated Northwest Palace." Proceedings of Virtual Systems and MultiMedia; VSMM2001 (pp. 128-136). University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, Oct 25-27, 2001: IEEE Computer Society.
 Kim, Y. "A Real-Time Immersive Virtual Environment for an Archaeological Site: The Northwest Palace of Ashur-nasir-pal II (883-859 B.C.)." Master’s thesis, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, September 2001, The State University of New York.